ITy Bytes 28 May – LG News
- LG 2019 TVs speak Google and soon Alexa and Siri;
- LG goes green – carbon neutral by 2030;
- LG expands Quadwash Dishwasher range with ‘Truesteam’;
- LG V50 ThinQ 5G coming 4 June;
ITy Bytes 28 May – LG News
LG 2019 TVs speak Google and soon Alexa and Siri
Google Assistant is already available on 2018 and 2019 LG ThinQ TVs. LG will soon roll out Amazon Alexa support on its 2019 ThinQ TV models including LG UHD TVs, SUPER UHD TVs and OLED TVs.
Alexa adds another voice assistant choice. With the Alexa app, LG TV owners can ask questions, control compatible smart home products, access Alexa Skills and more, all without the need for a separate external Echo speaker of Alexa device.
LG 2019 OLED and select SUPER UHD TVs will also receive Apple AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit support via a mid-year update. With AirPlay 2 support, 2019 ThinQ Ai TV owners will be able to watch videos using the Apple TV app. Apple HomeKit will allow users to control the newest LG ThinQ TVs via Siri or the Home app.
LG 2019 ThinQ TVs can understand hundreds of voice commands and handle requests of greater complexity than ever before thanks to more advanced LG ThinQ AI conversational voice recognition technology.
LG goes green – carbon neutral by 2030
LG has launched its aggressive Zero Carbon 2030 initiative, committing to achieving net-zero carbon emissions from its global operations within 12 years.
Through a variety of initiatives, the company will cut carbon emissions across its global production sites from nearly 2 million tons recorded in 2017 to 960,000 tons by the end of 2030.
LG will expand renewable energy installations using solar energy products and actively utilise its own business-to-business technology solutions such as high-efficiency chillers and Energy Management Systems (EMS) to reduce carbon emissions.
“Our commitment to combating global climate change is unwavering. LG’s progressive steps in reducing carbon emissions at workplaces the world over, with many more UN CDM projects in the works, exemplify the company’s unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability leadership,” said Lee Young-jae, vice president of environmental safety at LG Electronics.
LG expands Quadwash Dishwasher range with ‘Truesteam’
As any handyman will tell you “Steam clean is the only clean”. LG has three new TrueSteam QuadWash dishwashers. Steam helps to remove stubborn food scraps and stains.
Brad Reed, Senior Marketing Manager, Home Appliances, LG Electronics, Australia.
“We’re excited about the introduction of these three new QuadWash dishwashers incorporating TrueSteam technology as they expand our current range and offer added functionality to the already strong product portfolio. With their minimalist exterior designs, touch controls and sophisticated colour options LG dishwashers deliver understated elegance and a touch of class to any kitchen.”
LG has also developed quick-wash cycles such as the 38-minute ‘Express’ and 59-minute ‘Turbo’ cycles to assist with saving time for loads with lightly soiled dishes.
SmartThinQ technology allows users to download new wash cycles, diagnose problems and receive notifications.
The Inverter Direct Drive Motor has less moving parts to deliver reliable and quiet performance. It has a 10-year parts warranty.
Users can also select the Dual Zone Wash feature which gently cleans delicate dishes such as glassware while power-washing dirty pots and pans. Water spray intensity delivered to the upper and lower racks is varied to suit the type of dish being washed in each section of the washer, delivering an effective clean.
Steam Range Summary:
|Product Name||Finish||Key Features||RRP||Stockists|
15 places setting|
5.5 Star Water Rating
The Good Guys|
|XD3A25BS||Black Stainless||15 place as above||$1,749||
|XD4B24PS||Platinum Silver||14 place as above||$1,099||
The Good Guys|
LG V50 ThinQ 5G coming
Channel 7 GadgetGuy had a sneak preview of the new LG V50 ThinQ 5G with its smart dual screen, and we are impressed. We covered the CES 2019 announcement in February, and the phone is coming on 4 June. It is a full Qualcomm SD855 and X50 design with LG’s triple rear camera and dual selfie.
It will be sold exclusively by Telstra on a 24-month buy or lease plan, and rumour has it that the phone will come with the dual screen option ‘in the box’ at a very competitive price.
Nice to see some innovation in the smartphone format.